Advisory Committee

QS MAPLE International Academic Advisory Committee

The Advisory Board meets three times a year and consists of senior academics and administrators from Middle Eastern and Asian universities who support the aims of QS MAPLE. They commit time and effort to help steer the conference and thus meet the varying needs of the higher education systems in the different countries that they represent.

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Conference Programme Chair

Dr Kevin Downing

Secretary to Council and Court
Director, Institutional Research Office
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dr Mansoor Al Aali

Ahlia University

Prof Abdulla Y Al Hawaj

Managing Director
Ahlia University

Dr Huda O Alwehaibi

Vice Rector for Quality and Development
Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University
Saudi Arabia

Prof Ghassan Aouad

Applied Science University

Prof Kingsley Bolton

Professor Emeritus
Stockholm University

Dr Albert Chau

Vice-President (Teaching and Learning)
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong

Ms Shirley Chong

Associate Director
Institutional Research Office
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Mrs Winnie Eley

Secretary to Governing Board of CityU (Dongguan)
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dr Habib M. Fardoun

Full Professor
Advisor of Vice-President for Development for International Relations & University Ranking
King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

Dr Wafa El Garah

Full Professor of Management Information Systems and Project Director of the Center for Business Ethics
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
Ifrane, Morocco

Dr Ahlam Hassan

Assistant Professor
President Assistant for QA & Strategic Planning
Ahlia University

Prof Jun Hyun Hong

Professor, School of Public Service
Professor, Department of Smart Cities, Graduate School
Chung-Ang University
Republic of Korea

Dr Nadeem Khan

Accreditation and Organizational Excellence
Higher Colleges of Technology
United Arab Emirates

Dr Gilbert Linne Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs
KIMEP University

Dr Alison Lloyd

Director of Institutional Research and Planning
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

Mr Hannes Loock

Senior Institutional Researcher
Division of Institutional Planning, Evaluation and Monitoring
University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Mr Samit Lotlikar

Institutional Research Strategy and Future Department
Zayed University
United Arab Emirates

Prof James Moy

College of The Arts
University of South Florida
United States

Dr Senthil Nathan

Managing Director and Co-founder
Edu Alliance Ltd
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr Jamal F Nayfeh

Dean of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Engr Nestor Rubio Ong


Deputy Director of Office of QS/THE Rankings and University Professor of UST-Industrial Engineering Department
University of Santo Tomas

Ms Karen Peyronnin

Head of Advanced Masters
École des ponts ParisTech

Dr Philip James Purnell

Ranking projects manager
United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates

Associate Professor Dr Chanuantong Tanasugarn (CT)

Faculty of Public Health
Mahidol University

Associate Professor Dr Irene Wei Kiong TING

Career Placement & Development Centre
Universiti Malaysia Pahang